Office of CEO & Vice Presidents
Chief Executive Officer
Sonja Crum Knight
Chief Programs & Impact Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Development Officer
Vice President of Scaling & Dissemination
Vice President of Finance
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Vice President of People & Culture
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Alicia Castañeda Rodriguez
Director of Family Engagement & Support
Director of Contract Management
Azucena “Susy” Gonzalez
Senior Director of Community Based Programs
Director of Program Marketing & Communication
Director of Community-Based Advocacy
Director of Out of School Time Programs
Senior Director of Monitoring & Support
Senior Director of Programs and Impact Operations
Staff Education & Background
Our staff works collaboratively through an interdisciplinary approach to relation-based practice to best meet the needs of those we serve.
The Carole Robertson Center’s programs are delivered by a workforce representative of those served. This workforce, at all levels within the organization, includes community residents, former program parents, and alumni.
Want to work with us?
Hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in early childhood education or child development and Illinois Professional Educator Licenses with Bilingual or English as a Second Language endorsement.
Family Support Specialists
Hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Social Work or Human Services.
Infant & Toddler Teachers
Hold Bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education or child development and the Infant Toddler Credential.
Staff Across Our Organization
Teaching, Family Support, & Direct Service Staff